Like chocolate? You'll love Chocolate Week. It's a week long celebration of fine chocolate commencing Monday the 10th and hosted at a variety of venues across London and around the UK with things winding down on Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th at Vinopolis with Chocolate Unwrapped, a choco-licious showcase featuring more than 40 exhibitors from Britain and around the world.
Some of the London highlights on offer during the week include:
- The opening of Richmond-based chocolatier William Curley’s residency in the Front Room at St Martins Lane hotel offering a range of his award winning creations at a “Chocolate Box” pop up until the end of the year;
- A five course chocolate menu available until 15 October at Canary Wharf's scenic Plateau featuring courses such as include foie gras served hot with a cocoa nib tuille, braised endive and planed 70% Cru Virunga original beans chocolate;
- A six course chocolate menu at “London's most romantic restaurant” Clos Maggiore, priced at £59 per head or £98 with matching wines, and available through the 16th, with dishes such as seared wild scallops with fennel, orange and cocoa nibs vinaigrette;
- A six course chocolate dinner collaboration between chocolatier Paul A Young and fusion chef Peter Gordon at Providores on Friday the 14th priced at £105 and including six courses, matching wines and a cocktail.
That's just a bit of the best. And rest assured there are plenty more events several of which are free or geared toward the budget conscious. Booking for many of the tastings and restaurant specials is definitely recommended as is getting your tickets in advance for Chocolate Unwrapped. For more details about Chocolate Week, a full list of participants and a calendar of events visit www.chocolateweek.co.uk and www.chocolateunwrapped.co.uk.